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Can Rajasthan show the way on power reforms?

The state desperately needs to cut transmission losses and raise tariffs to meet targets under the Centre's UDAY scheme

Can Rajasthan show the way on power reforms?

The Rajasthan government recently invited bids for power distribution in Kota and Bharatpur for the next 20 years. Under the terms of the agreement, the distributors will be allowed to use the existing infrastructure and will collect the state-determined tariff from consumers. Rajasthan government bureaucrats say they want to replicate the famous Bhiwandi (Maharashtra) model where private distributors turned things around by reducing the very high levels of transmission losses. "We are not looking at complete privatisation but we need to bring down our technical and commercial ...